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CDK17 – Optics shipped!

My Optics are ready and are shipping! I should have them within 4 weeks. I received the final optical specs (namely spacing between the different elements) which will allow me to finalize the structure. I found that the front of … Continue reading

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CDK17 – Primary Mirror Cell

When evaluating the different ways to hold the primary mirror in place I found many different solutions. Some easier to implement than others and some more reliable than others. I finally opted by a combination of gluing while still allowing … Continue reading

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CDK17 – Mid Cell

The Mid Cell in my design is a large square plate that supports the load from the secondary assembly. It seas the greatest mechanical stress in the whole design. For this reason, I made sure it would be stiff enough … Continue reading

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CDK17 – Rear Cell

Like the three cells in my design, the Rear Cell or Backplate is a fairly big part. It is designed to support the weight of the primary mirror and its mirror cell. It also acts as User Interface. For instance, … Continue reading

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CDK17 – Introduction

Well before I even started acquiring¬†Astronomy equipment I was already dreaming of one day designing and building my own robotic telescope. Few weeks back I had the opportunity to begin this project so I just started working on this. Astro … Continue reading

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